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Subject: Black Interest

Featured Black Interest Titles

Black Music

Black Music

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The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka’s seminal work, BLUES PEOPLE, and latest selection in the AkashiClassics Renegade Reprint Series. This collection of essays by Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones includes a new introduction by the author and Q&A by Calvin Reid.

Boundaries

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A powerful immigrant story of family, love, assimilation, and a provocative look inside the contemporary book business.

Cake

Cake

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The highly anticipated second title from Akashic’s groundbreaking street-lit imprint, The Armory, curated by author Kenji Jasper.

Conduit

Conduit

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Chris Abani’s acclaimed Black Goat series presents the debut collection from one of America’s most promising young poets.

Dog War

Dog War

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The highly anticipated new novel and debut US publication from the legendary Jamaican author of The Lunatic and The Duppy.

The Duppy

The Duppy

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Oddball sexuality, acts of perversion, and out-of-order behavior from the acclaimed Jamaican author of The Lunatic and Dog War.

How funny is this social satire? Akashic Books’s pledge to our readers: Laugh out loud at least once or your money back. Seriously.

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eel on reef

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A truly exciting American debut from a Nigerian writer on Chris Abani’s new poetry imprint, Black Goat, with an introduction by Kwame Dawes.

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Game World

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Launching Akashic’s new Black Sheep YA imprint, an adventure novel in a video game turned reality, with giant spiders, malevolent hummingbirds, a not-quite-yellow-brick road, and preteen children learning how to be heroes!

Glorious

Glorious

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Award-winning novelist Bernice L. McFadden’s highly anticipated new historical novel set amidst the Harlem Renaissance.

God Carlos

God Carlos

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A provocative and persuasive historical novel exploring the Spanish brutality against native Indians in early 16th-century Jamaica.

Gomer's Song

Gomer’s Song

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Award-winning poet Kwame Dawes explores the insidious nature of power and the limits of protest for Chris Abani’s Black Goat poetry series.

Got

Got

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The first title from The Armory, a new high-quality urban noir imprint edited by Kenji Jasper.

Haiti Noir

Haiti Noir

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Akashic recruits Danticat, one of the truly great contemporary writers, to edit this timely volume featuring stories set both before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

The Hungered One

The Hungered One

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Akashic launches an African American–focused reprint series with this classic story collection.

Limbo

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An African American man confronts a heart of darkness when his family moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Norway.

Makeda

Makeda

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The debut title from Akashic’s Open Lens imprint: a universal tale of family, heritage, and the ties that bind, from the nationally best-selling author Randall Robinson.

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Mr. Loverman

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A groundbreaking, hilarious novel about two elder gay Caribbean men coming to terms with being closeted in a changing world.

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The Roving Tree

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A powerful debut novel illuminating how adoptees struggle to recapture their personal histories and cultural legacy, part of Akashic’s Open Lens imprint.

Song for Night

Song for Night

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Chris Abani’s new novella furthers his reputation as the most acclaimed young African writer today.

The Warmest December

The Warmest December

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The long-awaited reissue of McFadden’s best-selling second novel praised by Toni Morrison, USA Today, Washington Post, and others—published simultaneously with McFadden’s new novel Gathering of Waters.

Forthcoming Titles

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I Love You Too

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Forthcoming: 4/15/14

Bob Marley’s first and most famous son, Ziggy, extends his devotion to youth with his debut children’s book.

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Black Lotus

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Forthcoming: 5/27/14

Finding the Black Lotus murderer is Detective Wolf’s chance to avoid an Internal Affairs investigation. That’s when things get personal.

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Swing

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Forthcoming: 5/27/14

An erotic drama about four sexy couples and one swingers’ club where their fantasies and nightmares collide.

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The White House

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Forthcoming: 5/27/14

One house . . . one robbery . . . one mistake . . . sexual intrigue and violence intermingle in this tense urban thriller.

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Drifting

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Forthcoming: 7/1/14

This mesmerizing, lyrical debut explores the lives of Haitian families aspiring to escape hardship and an earthquake’s devastation.

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Loving Donovan

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Forthcoming: 2/3/15

A long-awaited reissue of this deeply thoughtful novel about hope, forgiveness, and the cost of loving Donovan, a complex man with a shattered history.

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